Binghamton University to open new Decker Student Health Services Center
BINGHAMTON, NY -- Binghamton University will host a grand opening celebration of the Decker Student Health Services Center from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 18.
A $1.5 million gift from the Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation was used to fund renovations and upgrades to the Health Services Center, thereby enhancing health care services to students and strengthening relationships with local healthcare agencies.
The building that houses the University Health Service maintains its current footprint and will now be able to serve students more efficiently due to the renovation of the Decker Student Health Services Center. The entire facility, built in 1966 as a 34-bed infirmary and outpatient clinic, was originally designed to accommodate a student enrollment of 6,000 students. Today, Binghamton’s current and growing student population of close to 15,000 has outgrown the facility. The expansion and renovation of clinical space resulting from the Decker funding has increased capacity for direct clinical care appointments, as well as provided space for additional practitioners.
During the celebration tours will be given of the remodeled space.